Golden Delicious or Granny Smith are the preferred apples for pies because they are tart, but I was only able to purchase Honeycrisp. Gala or Rome would also work.
If your butter is melted instead of room temperature, your crumb topping with look more like a paste…like mine does above. Gently drag fork tines over the baked topping when it first comes out of the oven to separate into crumbles.
Wrap cooled pies with plastic wrap and store on the counter for up to two days, or store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Tightly wrap with plastic wrap, then aluminum foil. Or place in zipper topped freezer bags, squeeze all of the air out and place in the freezer. For best flavor, do not store in a regular freezer for more than one month. Can be stored longer in a deep-freeze.
Defrost pies and reheat in the oven before serving.